In any industry, looking after the mental health of workers is paramount to delivering good outcomes for individuals, companies, and communities.  In our industry, with a high percentage of workers living and working remotely for extended periods of time – supporting positive mental outcomes is critical for delivering positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

In the full knowledge of this, Safer Together has developed and collated our Health Matters initiative.  Health Matters is a place where you can find help to address workers’ health and wellbeing requirements specific to the needs of our industry.  It’s also a place where you can share what you are doing to manage and improve health and wellbeing in your workplace to benefit everyone industry-wide.

At Safer Together we recognise the importance of maintaining our Health and Wellbeing.  It enables our ability to support and care for those around us.  Being healthy and happy allows us to focus and perform better.  This, in turn, strengthens our role in providing a barrier against threats to our personal safety and that of our colleagues. 

In practice, Health Matters collates resources, materials, and learnings applicable to our Industry from our Members and recognised sources and make them freely available to our Member Companies specific to the topics:

  • Addiction
  • Exercise
  • Fatigue
  • Fitness to Work
  • General Heat Stress
  • Hygiene
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Wellbeing

Supporting resources available for each topic include Safety Alerts, Safety MomentsLearning Event Bulletins, Incident Review Panel videos, and other references – we know you’ll find something to help you address issues specific to your workplace.

As an HSER, all you need to do is go to the Health Matters page – find the information and tools relevant to the issues you and your team are facing, and use these tools with your team to initiate conversations around the relevant topic.

We dedicate Health Matters to Gavin Slavin and to his daughter Rebecca.  Sharing their story is a true example of the core safety behaviours that we want to see in our industry – ‘Be Mindful - Be Credible - Take Action - Speak Up’.

At the time, Gavin Slavin worked Origin Energy’s BassGas production team on the offshore Yolla Platform.  Gavin’s daughter Rebecca was caught in a spiral of domestic violence and drug abuse. Gavin turned to his manager Mat Quinn and his Origin family for help. Watch his moving story to see how work and family combined to bring Gavin, Rebecca and the Slavin family back together.

On behalf of our Member Companies, we thank Gavin and Rebecca for their bravery and wish them, and their family, the very best for a healthy future.

We invite you to take a look around.  You’ll find a lot of great material.  You’ll also find gaps. so we invite you to to share materials built by your organisation, so that others may benefit from your efforts.

We are Stronger and Safer Together.

For further information on Health Matters, to share a story, or if you have any questions regarding Health Matters, email: [email protected].